More than a carnival attraction, the act of hypnosis continues to gain respect in the scientific community for its potential benefits, without many real risks. But not everyone can get hypnotized. Whether you're able to fall into a trance and repeat phrases, perform actions, or change a habit may be up to genetics. In their review of recent hypnosis studies, researchers from the University of London and the State University of New York conclude that it all comes down to what's known "hypnotic suggestibility." Some people are very responsive to hypnosis, others are not, and most fall somewhere in between. It's good to know which camp you fall in, but there's no use trying to change it.
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The Science of Hypnosis
Written by Curiosity Staff May 30, 2017
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